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North America’s Largest Seafood Trade Event Set to Break Records Again in 2018

Seafood Expo North America opens its doors to thousands of seafood professionals today

BOSTON, USA (March 11, 2018) –  This morning, Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, organized by Diversified Communications, welcomes thousands of seafood buyers and suppliers from all over  the world for three days of business, networking and learning at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

“It is very impressive to see a packed convention center with so many companies presenting their seafood products, services or processing equipment to the North American market,” says Wynter Courmont, Event Director for Diversified Communications.  This year’s edition features an exhibit space of more than 258,360 net square feet with 1,341 exhibiting companies from 57 countries—including new countries: Fiji, Oman, Ukraine and Venezuela.

More than 90 percent of seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported, making Seafood Expo North America a sizable sales opportunity for suppliers from everywhere to bring their products to buyers from restaurants, supermarkets, catering firms, seafood markets, hotels, airlines, cruise lines and more.

The value of attending is more than just transactional. It’s also an occasion for industry influencers to connect in person on issues ranging from consumer trends to best business practices to public policy considerations. These discussions take place both formally and informally on the exhibit floor, at special events, and in the information-packed conference.

“Walking the exhibit floor, you can see, hear, and feel the pulse of the seafood industry. Through in-person conversations and meetings, as well as in the structured conference program, people can get a clear sense of the trends their peers are excited about, and engage in productive conversations about emerging challenges,” adds Courmont.

Highlights of the special events include more than 25 conference sessions, a master class presentation, a chef demonstration, the 12th oyster shucking competition and the Seafood Excellence Awards competition for Best New Retail Product and Best New Foodservice Product.

Seafood industry professionals can learn more about Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America and register to attend by visiting

About Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America: Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America is North America’s largest seafood exposition. Thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attend the annual, three-day exhibition to meet, network and do business. Attending buyers represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and foodservice companies. Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market. The exposition is sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute. SeafoodSource is the official media. The exposition is produced by Diversified Communications, the international leader in seafood-industry expositions and media. For more information, visit:

About Diversified Communications: Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 14 industries including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information, visit:


Media contact:

Diversified Communications
Adam Morris, Senior Marketing Coordinator
+1 207-842-5478


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